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    John Byrne and Bob McLeod - Amazing Spider-Man #189 Cover Original Art (Marvel, 1979). Who was the mystery menace, all wrapped up like a mummy on the cover to Amazing Spider-Man #189? It turned out he was none other than J. Jonah Jameson's son, John, the tragic sometimes-villain known as Man-Wolf. John Byrne continued the legacy of artistic brilliance established for the web-spinner by Steve Ditko and John Romita Sr. right on into the Bronze Age. Ever respectful of his artistic forefathers' work, Byrne penned a production note along the right border that read: "Michelle: Ditko lighting on Spider-Man's back." Byrne's art featured a perfect blend of bravura draftmanship, complexity, and storytelling clarity, and he soon became a fan-favorite. Byrne's Spider-Man covers are extremely scarce. The Overstreet Price Guide credits Byrne with only four Amazing Spider-Man covers, and only two of those were drawn in the Bronze Age. After this thriller, Byrne would not pencil another Amazing Spider-Man cover until 1985, when the Bronze Age had passed. John Byrne's dramatic cover scene captured the wall-crawler poised for action as he rushed to the aid of his biggest critic, Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson. The image area of the cover measures 10" x 15" and the cover retains its original stats. Aside from some very minor printer's oil and glue residue stains that do little to affect the beauty of this cover, the art is in Excellent condition. If you've always craved a John Byrne Spider-Man masterwork for your art collection, look no further!

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    May, 2005
    18th-20th Wednesday-Friday
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